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Changing Legislation May Allow VA Doctors to Prescribe Cannabis

Medical cannabis is the source of relief for a myriad of ailments for millions of people, and veterans are no exception. A conflict well known to the military community lies within its ties to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which is a department of the federal government charged with providing healthcare services to entitled veterans for the remainder…

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Recreational Cannabis is Legal in Montana

Is marijuana legal in Montana? In Big Sky Country, big changes to cannabis are paying off. Montana legalized adult-use cannabis in 2020 via a voter-approved initiative. Then in 2021 the state’s legislature crafted a regulatory bill, which lead to the Jan. 1, 2022 opening of sales and dispensaries to anyone 21 or older. Combined sales from the state’s approximately 380…

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Is the Cannabis SAFE Banking Act Already Cashed?

For those keeping track of the winding path taken by the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act legislation (a.k.a. the marijuana banking bill), we’ve got the latest information. The SAFE Act, which seeks to protect banks and other financial institutions that serve cannabis companies from federal money laundering charges, was removed from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in…

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Raw Cannabis Odor No Longer Cause for Vehicle Searches, Warrants

The odor of cannabis from a vehicle, dwelling or person has historically landed pot smokers in serious hot water. Due to long-standing search warrant criteria for cannabis, law enforcement officers have relied upon the smell of marijuana as probable cause for searching and often arresting citizens — even when the cannabis was in raw, unburnt form. However the smell of…

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Oregon State of Emergency Over Illegal Cannabis Grow

Sometimes the best way to hide is in plain sight, however, hemp farmers in Oregon who are also illegally growing cannabis may have to find another avenue of concealment. According to The Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission, as well as other sources within the state, over half of hemp fields (54%) in Jackson County alone,…

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Deductible Cannabis Business Expenses by State

A new year means a new round of The Tax Man Cometh. To those who are seasoned in this aspect of the cannabis industry, here is the latest published information. Those who are new to the industry, welcome and buckle up! The list of tax-deductible cannabis business expenses is much more prohibitive than not and should be considered when tallying…

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New York’s New Marijuana Drug Testing Rules

A workplace drug test in New York may never look the same again. Per the state’s Department of Labor (DOL), employers there are not allowed any longer to test most workers, with limited exceptions, for cannabis THC. This is a bold step in the United States, as the legality of cannabis ranges from fully illegal, to instated laws against penalization…

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Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Vending Machines

Ah, vending machines. Throughout our childhoods, they’ve provided us with soda pop and chocolate, crunchy granola bars and potato chips. Nowadays, the good old, rickety, loud vending machine has transformed into a stand-alone consumerist vessel of the future. We can buy things like iPhones, underwear and extremely fancy champagne in vending machines. As of 2020, we can add weed to…

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Alabama Legalized Medical Marijuana, But What Does That Mean?

The South is no longer a desert for those seeking relief from ailments; recently, medical cannabis advocates of Alabama experienced hard-earned success when Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that allows a medical marijuana market, albeit a restrictive one. Under the law, rules are to be adopted in time to allow business license applications to start by September…

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